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Windows 7: Hard drive upgrade

17 Jul 2011   #1

Hard drive upgrade

Hi,i am currently using a 160gb ide hard drive,but i want to upgrade to a larger one,i have sata ports on my motherboard,so if i put a sata drive in will the mobo recognise it straight away,or would i have to install drivers for it.thanks for looking

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17 Jul 2011   #2

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IMO, No drivers will be need.
Did make all Recovery Disks, so you can reinstall to the new HD?
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17 Jul 2011   #3


Yes i have recovery discs and several backups with different software,thank you for the reply
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18 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

It will install drivers for it automatically.
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